I Am A Mom With Special Needs


I Am a Mom with Special Needs

I need
A heart that is resilient
Faith that never wavers
Coffee and hopeful conversation
With friends who carry tissue

I need moments of intoxicating laughter
And uninterrupted normalcy
Family with praying hands
And legs that don’t bend with the wind

I need strong shoulders to lean on
And people who ignore the differences
People who celebrate the little things
And easily lose track of time

I need plans that aren’t cemented
And a calendar with extra days
A boss who’s willing to work with me
A husband who’s willing to share

I need intuition that’s fool proof
A certainty that challenges
Any expert or evaluator
Who dare stand in our way

I need tear ducts that don’t have filters
Eyes that don’t betray me
Pillows that keep secrets
And pages to remind me

That I am still the same me
Just now, with so much more to need
With so much more to lose
And a little one to live for

Kaleena Berryman, pic

Poetry from Praying4MyPreemie
At Praying4MyPreemie, we specialize in poetry written to celebrate the miracles that come with our children, through our personalization poetry service, Poetically Yours. Give us your story, sentiments, dedications, and we will create a beautiful poem to honor your child, at a reasonable price. There are no cards that tell our story, this poem will live on forever! First birthday – Coming home from the hospital – birth – even loss, we can capture the words of your heart. Email us at kaleenaberryman@gmail.com for more information.

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